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Old 07-19-2015, 01:08 AM   #1
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Big suspension upgrades

So I just got new shocks for the rear, and new inner and outer tie rods..

I watched some install videos on YouTube that CJponyparts did and American muscle too. I can't remember which company said it, I thought it was CJ but I swear the mentioned you can order suspension stuff in a red powder coat or red color like the lower control arms and subframe connectors so is this true does someone offer them in color or do people get them powder coated themselves?

Lots of guys I know have red suspension items all over there cars.

Also right now the only suspension mods I have are caster camber plates, steeda lowering springs 1.5", koni shocks in the rear, and a front strut bar..

So what's the most important to start with?

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Koni struts up front to match the rear

Then I didn't know what else I should get, some eibach roll bars? New k member?
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I was reading some old threads and someone was saying you could remove the quad shocks once you upgrade the lca's and get a panhard bar because it's essentially a 3-link
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Why would you recommend a company that only makes 05+ parts?

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I was reading some old threads and someone was saying you could remove the quad shocks once you upgrade the lca's and get a panhard bar because it's essentially a 3-link
You CAN remove the quads but I'd leave them in with the 4 link setup in place unless there is some reason like a huge wheel where they'd have to come out.

Once you put in a PHB you can remove them as well if you want. A "poor man's 3 link" is a PHB installed and one UCA removed.
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You CAN remove the quads but I'd leave them in with the 4 link setup in place unless there is some reason like a huge wheel where they'd have to come out.



Once you put in a PHB you can remove them as well if you want. A "poor man's 3 link" is a PHB installed and one UCA removed.

Ideally you would want to change the other UCA also to one with a rod type bushing you would find on a Panhard bar, and you also need to have battle boxes welded in to brace the UCA (if it is this route, remove the driver side). That is if you go with the PM3L. I vote Torque Arm. Its worth the weight, and it's added to the rear so it helps the balance. Even Brett Madsen is finally swapping his PM3L to a Torque Arm.


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1. MM Subframe connectors
2. MM Rear Lower control arms
3. MM Panhard Bar OR FTR Watts Link
4. MM Torque Arm OR Poor Man's 3 Link
5. Adjustable Sway Bars (Preferably MM)

Those parts in that order. Basically the only way it SHOULD be done.

A new k member usually requires the addition of the A arms as well as coil over conversion. if you go with MM then they also need a few other items relating to the steering rack. So save that until you get the important stuff done.
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What are the things pertaining the rack? I wasnt aware of this and im planning to make the leap soon from stock k member to the mm one


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Their bushings and the bolt through bumpsteer kit among a few other things like the oil filter relocation kit. Honestly once you get the MM front K setup fully installed and everything it isn't too much more to go Griggs and Griggs has provisions for a front SLA setup although that is getting a little crazy unless you are all out road racing. And your class allows it... Actually its about the same price for both systems if you don't need the Griggs severe duty front arms which 99% of ppl won't.
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On MM's website it says everything needed.

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/MM...2004-P276.aspx


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Soccer are you dead set on the MM for yours? I just checked the Griggs site for the first time in literally over a year and it's not as expensive as I remember. Or I just don't remember right lol.

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Soccer are you dead set on the MM for yours? I just checked the Griggs site for the first time in literally over a year and it's not as expensive as I remember. Or I just don't remember right lol.

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The K member i was going to do Griggs, that way i can do the lower control arm that is upgradable to SLA later on. Both of those things combined though is $1800 lmao. Except with everything thats been happening lately i can only really afford to pull out $20 per week and set that aside toward mods lol. So nothing major happening soon. Just minor stuff. Might do that aluminum coolant expansion tank soon, powder coated black. Lethal has one already coated.
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